Cruse began ministering at the age of six alongside her family, The Cruse Family, a well-known evangelistic musical group. The group, popular throughout much of the 1970s and early 1980s, traveled and ministered all across the world. They released 25 albums and received two Dove Awards.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Cruse recorded two Christian album-oriented rock/melodic rock albums entitled "The Edge" and "Small Town Girl". Her husband at the time, Contemporary Christian Music artist, Tim Miner served as executive producer for "Small Town Girl".
From 1997 to 1998, she traveled with Revival Ministries International leading worship for evangelistic crusades in the United States and abroad. In late 1998, she moved to Covenant Church in Carrollton, Texas, serving as one of three worship leaders.
In January 2000, she received a phone call from Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen, who offered her the opportunity to become the church's worship director. She was Osteen's first hire when he became the new pastor of Lakewood.
Note: Only her two AOR / Melodic Rock albums will be added!